APPLIED INNOVATION CENTER
Located at WVU Tech, the Beckley LaunchLab offers hands-on idea development support, education, mentorship, resources and connections to help advance innovative entrepreneurs. To start, fill out our intake form.
Let Us Help
WVU’s LaunchLab is here to help students, faculty and staff develop and grow their own business ideas in entrepreneurship and innovation.About LaunchLab
If you have an idea for a new company or product, turn it into a reality at the LaunchLab! For details on filling out the Intake form view our FAQs page.
Meet the Team
Our Team believes that entrepreneurship and innovation are the keys to economic prosperity for our students, the region and the state, and we’re ready to unlock your potential.Meet the Team
Start off your fall semester with some exciting upcoming events with the LaunchLab!
WVU LaunchLab workshops to support entrepreneurs and innovators across campus
Students, faculty, staff and community members attended the discussions to hear firsthand from innovation experts, investors and entrepreneurs what they need to know to potentially move their ideas and discoveries into market.
Bear Tracks Magazine highlights innovation across WVU Tech’s Campus
Nima ShahabShahmir is an information systems student at WVU Tech. Growing up in Tehran, Iran, he spent many of his formative years living with an ever-present reminder of humanity’s impact on the environment. As one of the most polluted cities on the planet, Tehran’s blanket of smog claims dozens of lives every day.
WVU Manufacturing Day Pitch
West Virginia Manufacturing Extension Partnership and the WVU LaunchLab Network co-hosted the Manufacturing Day Pitch Competition in celebration of National Manufacturing Day. Participating students were to highlight a problem and solution for a physical product that could be manufactured. WVMEP provided winners with cash prizes as well as 10 hours of consulting services.
Founder of popular dog-based Twitter accounts shares story with WVU Tech students
While most people were using Twitter to tweet about what they had for breakfast in the morning, in 2014 Matt Nelson was using it as a comedic standpoint to share his love of a good joke. Nelson, who moved to Charleston when he was eight-years old, is the founder of two popular Twitter accounts — WeRateDogs and Thoughts of Dog. He was also the first speaker to kick-off WVU Tech's "Start Up Success Story Series" at the Beckley campus.Read More
LaunchLab Beckley Location and Hours:
Innovation Building | WVU Tech
Monday-Friday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.